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  • Inspiring curiosity for an innovative future

    16/05/2017

    Curiosity Connections is a new network being launched this week to connect people inspiring primary STEM learning in the Bristol region.

    Science teachers and communicators across the Bristol region are coming together to share ideas, resources and learning to help inspire Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in primary schools.

  • Pre Higher Education Careers Service shortlisted for UK Career Development Award

    07/03/2017

    UWE Bristol has been shortlisted for a national award by the Career Development Institute (CDI).

    The Pre Higher Education Careers Service team are finalists in the UK Career Development Awards, in the category of 'Higher Education Widening Participation Pre-Entry Guidance Award'.

  • UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students

    02/02/2017

    In a boost to social mobility, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has seen an increase in the proportion of students who come from families with no previous experience of higher education in the last 4 years. Data published today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows the proportion of students from low participating neighbourhoods entering the University has increased from 11.5% to 14.6%. This exceeds the current 11.3% university average and the 12.3% funding council benchmark.

  • Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England

    23/08/2016

    Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.

    Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.

    The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.

  • Bristol primary pupils to hit the skies with cool aeronautics

    17/03/2016

    On Friday 18 March, 100 children from Wrington Church of England Primary, St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary and Hillcrest Primary School (Totterdown) – will experience the fascinating world of flying, aerospace and engineering at a day-long Cool Aeronautics event at the University of the West of England (UWE) organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

  • 100 local children graduate in life skills from UWE Bristol's Children's University

    07/07/2015

    Mini-mortarboards will be at the ready, as local school children get the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and graduate in true university style from the Children's University (CU) at a ceremony held at Bristol Cathedral on Friday 10 July 2015.

    The South West is currently rated second lowest in the country for the number of 18 year olds progressing to Higher Education, with young people in London 37% more likely to continue. Within Bristol, the percentage of HE attendees varies greatly from area to area, progression can be less than 5% in Knowle compared to 99% in Clifton.

  • UWE Bristol make history at Chepstow Castle

    10/06/2015

    On Wednesday 10 JuneandThursday 11 June 2015 medieval men and women will descend on Chepstow Castle to engage school pupils and the general public in activities, tasks and learning opportunities inspired by life in the castle in the 11th century.

  • Jumpstart! Geography: national book award success for UWE Bristol academics

    29/04/2015

    Mark Jones and Sarah Whitehouse, Education tutors from UWE Bristol, are celebrating the success of their published book, Jumpstart! Geography: Engaging activities for ages 7−12, awarded a national GA award at the recent Annual Conference of the Geographical Association in Manchester.

  • 2015 Varsity Series - 1625 Independent People chosen as charity beneficiary

    14/01/2015

    Student Unions at both UWE Bristol and Bristol University have unanimously chosen local youth homelessness charity 1625 Independent People (1625ip) to benefit from funds raised during the 2015 Varsity Series.

  • UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%

    18/12/2014

    The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.

  • UWE Bristol bring Robots vs Animals to Bristol Zoo

    28/11/2014

    To view photos from the event, please visit the gallery on the UWE Bristol Flickr pages.

    Local schools had the chance to interact with live animals and real robots as part of a project organised by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) during EU Robotics Week.

  • Unique international careers portal Gradlink UK nominated for a Times Higher award

    05/09/2014

    A unique international careers website called GradLink UK, developed at the University of the West of England, has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Employer Engagement.

  • UWE Bristol in top twelve Universities for widening access to Higher Education

    18/07/2014

    UWE Bristol is in the top twelve Universities in terms of spend for widening access and improving success among students from low income and other under-represented groups, according to a report published today by HEFCE and OFFA. The figures also show that UWE is seventh in terms of the amount invested in ensuring students succeed on their courses after they have enrolled.

  • UWE wins QAA award for best Access to Higher Education provider in UK

    10/07/2014

    UWE Bristol has been named Higher Education Provider of the Year in the recent QAA Access to HE Awards.

    This award recognises UWE's excellent practice in work with Access to HE Diploma Students.

  • Bristol UWE at Festival of Nature

    12/06/2014

    From robots vs animals to bioluminescent bacteria, UWE Bristol experts will bring their passion and knowledge to this year's Festival of | Nature this weekend (14-15 June 2014).

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